Wennick, Joy Bernice (Atherton), 84, Chambersburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at The Village at Luther Ridge, Chambersburg. Born October 26, 1934, Cedar Crest, Mifflin County, daughter of the late Roy James and Thelma Mae (Woodward) Atherton. Preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survived by her husband, Robert E. Wennick, Sr. of Chambersburg; children, Robert E. Wennick, Jr. (husband of Melanie and father of Adam and Chase) of Chambersburg; Melanie Grisos (wife of Takies and mother of Alexander) of Chambersburg; Clinton (husband of Linda and father of Carly, Katie and Abby, grandfather of Elly) of Boonsboro, MD; David (husband of Hope and father of Tayler and Emma) of St. Petersburg, FL; and Steven (father of Evan, Benjamin and Wilson) of Harrisburg. Joy was a 1953 graduate of Mount Union High School. As the wife of an Air Force veteran who served our country for 25 years, she traveled the world with her loving husband and her children who were each born in the states of Washington, Guam, Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. She also lived three years in both Spain and Greece. She willingly accepted the challenges presented by continually uprooting her family and thrived in the excitement the moves presented. Upon her husband’s retirement, they settled in Chambersburg near their childhood home. She was employed by Chambersburg Hospital for nearly 20 years, initially as a unit clerk and ultimately advanced to the position of Coordinator of Plant Operations. Her life revolved around her devotion to God, her husband of 67 years and her children, grandchildren and great- granddaughter. She was one who like her own mother looked at life with positivity and possessed a special talent for making whomever she was with feel as though they were special. She loved to laugh and was always eager to give and receive hugs. While we will all miss her terribly, we are comforted in knowing that this lovely wife and mother is at peace and rejoicing in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Friends will be received Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, where a funeral service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11 a.m., Pastor James Barton, officiant. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. Arrangements handled by Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com.
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